Monday, March 31, 2008


given to something of joy
a sea of voice
above the din of the crowd
laughter escapes
riding the crest
over heads & gossipy words
laughter emanates
heads turn
in the direction, sour words lost
laughter embraced
heads tilt
smiles involuntarily form
memories churn
sound of power
filling spaces of empty words
laughter's embrace
one single impression

Friday, March 28, 2008


long to-do list
a rise of tension beckons
to evening walk

Saturday, March 22, 2008


in hushed night
procession of candles
illuminate the journey
through hope
through pain
light before first rays
of dawn
words sung
we journey on

Friday, March 21, 2008


burdens beared
without words of reproach
sacred splinters

fastened the nails
through flesh

Thursday, March 20, 2008


on the heels
of fall's decaying leaves

Saturday, March 15, 2008

holy thursday

dusty feet
traversing holy ground

in recesses
of reigning chaos, last supper
blessed & broken

sweating tears of blood
in a garden
ides of march
stab of winter in spring
e tu brute`

Friday, March 14, 2008


wind across water
rushing dance of ripples flow
in sacred exhale

gusty patterns
traced on water's surface
dancing in sun

leave the shore
for places unknown
traveling blue

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


tired blanket
falling across my soul
like snow
from a leadened sky,
fixed on a candle
my eyes heavy
with twilight
cannot resist
this gentle lullaby.

malady of a winter eve
you bring peace
in spite of my
resistance - my wish
toward warmth & long light,

i find myself
in the barren landscape
& early night.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


random acts
woven into day's tapestry
stranger, now friend
door held wide
you turn with a smile
i pass through
stumble & fall
red-faced, books embarrassed sprawl
your hand reaches out
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cold hands
accept steaming cup of tea
heart warmed
kind eyes
meet across crowded room
weary trudge
porch-front beckon of friend
sit a spell~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
kindness of strangers
in unsuspecting moments
desert oasis

Saturday, March 8, 2008


warmer than usual
weather of uncommon hope
leaves yellowed some
but never faded.
on the tip of one shoot
you struggled
against a rollercoaster climate
to open, full
& yet, never quite;
last rose of summer
only a bud
that in fragile decay
spring's delicate push

Friday, March 7, 2008


wind seeping
through the woodwork's pause
along with night

driving rain
throwing a sideways glance
vertical tear

through wind & rain
i yearn

at last, threshold
warm caress of porchlight
port in the storm

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


stilled to a whisper
first star
mining memories
time travel at touch of your hand
one tear falls
chapel veil
surrounding my eyes
thread of incense
shadows fall
in spectrum of blue
cricket song

Sunday, March 2, 2008


your head once nestled
snuggly under my chin
now mine under yours

tiny baby feet
soft wiggling toes of delight
now size ten sneaker

carried on my hip
hands held tight now push away
let me down

eye rolled message sent
my mothers words from my mouth
eye roll now received

one single impression